Managing Editor, Strife
He holds appointments as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at Auburn University and as an Associate Member at the Forum for Private Security Research at the Department of Defence Studies at King’s College. In 2019, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was previously a Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
In 2020, Bryan was elected to the Academic Board of King’s College, London as the postgraduate taught representative for the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.
In his professional life, Bryan is Principal & Chief Executive of Bryghtpath LLC, a crisis management and business continuity consultancy.
His research interests center on the intersection between intelligence operations and disinformation campaigns that aim to amplify discord and influence elections through electronic means, such as social media – and collaboration between the public and private sectors related to cybersecurity and national/homeland security issues, particularly in the use of intelligence, the rise of private security involvement in public conflicts, and coordination in national-scale disruptions.
Bryan holds a BA in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Program (NPLI) at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.
You can follow him on Twitter @bryanstrawser.
Coordinating Editor, Strife Blog
Joseph is an MA International Conflict Studies student at King’s College London and graduate of the International Relations BA program, also at King’s. He recently undertook a Fellowship, held in the context of the GUARDINT project – which is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council- in which he analysed mechanisms of oversight in British intelligence. His research interests focus on methods of studying conflict, transmigration as a form of violence, and national narratives.
You can follow him on Twitter @jarnecki.
Anas Ismail is a medical doctor originally from Gaza, Palestine, where he received his education and training. As a citizen of Gaza, and later as a medical student, he personally lived the impact that conflict has on life in general and on healthcare in specific. This led him to an interest in global health as a means of learning more about the relationship between conflict and health.
With a joint scholarship from the Chevening Awards and the Said Foundation, Anas is currently studying MSc Global health with conflict and security at King’s College, London.
Publications & Social Media Officer, Strife Blog
Matthew is a third-year student doing War Studies. He has worked as an intern in a number of security consultancy firms. His academic interests gravitate loosely towards understanding challenges and opportunities for Anglo-American strategy in the 21st century (and also being snide about Captain America’s command ability). He is also an editor for Roar News, and has written for a number of security publications – most especially Wavell Room.
You can follow him on Twitter: @AderMatthew.
Ed Stacey is a MA Intelligence and International Security student at King’s College London. His research interests revolve around technology and global security, particularly cyber security and emerging technologies, and counter terrorism. He has a BA in International Relations from King’s.
You can follow him at @ed_stacey.